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IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers vs. Penguins

by Marc Ciampa / Edmonton Oilers
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Forward Lines:

Pakarinen - Nugent-Hopkins - Eberle
Purcell - Roy - Yakupov
Gazdic - Lander - Fraser
Hendricks - Gordon - Klinkhammer

Defensive Pairings:

Ference - Petry
Klefbom - Schultz
Aulie - Fayne



Scratches: Pitlick (lacerated spleen), Hall (leg), Pouliot (foot), Nikitin (shoulder)


20:00: Tonight's game is now underway.

16:16: Almost four minutes in, each team has a shot on goal. 4:01: Oilers have registered five shots in the opening so far; Penguins have registered eight. Neither team has had a bonafide scoring chance as of yet.

0.0: Shots after one period were 10-5 for Pittsburgh.

20:00: Period two starts now.

19:36: Only 24 seconds into the middle frame, Oilers netminder Viktor Fasth got spun around while Mark Arcobello set up Evgeni Malkin for a goal to give Pittsburgh the lead. | PIT 1, EDM 0

14:45: Shots are now 15-5 Penguins.

5:51: David Perron was sent off for two minutes for hooking, giving the Oilers the game's first power play.

4:38: Jeff Petry wired a shot off the post behind Marc-Andre Fleury in what was Edmonton's best chance on the PP.

0.4: At the buzzer, Perron scored to make it 2-0 Penguins. The puck went off his leg and it went to video review to determine both whether there was enough time on the clock and also if it was kicked in. It was ruled a good goal. | PIT 2, EDM 0


20:00: The third period is now underway.

15:44: Shots are 24-14 for Pittsburgh. Oilers had the only two shots in the period through the first 4:16 of the third.

13:47: Jordan Eberle took a puck in the face and went down but did not miss a shift.

5:15: Shots in the third are now 8-1 for the Oilers.

3:23: Tempers flare on both sides near the Oilers bench with plenty of pushing and shoving from each squad.

49.1: Oilers call their 30-second timeout.

0.0: Game ends with the final shot count 26-22 for Pittsburgh.

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